Naturalis dashboard

This dashboard is a window to the entire Naturalis collection. The complete collection has been digitized in some form, and the process to add the meta-data of all specimens at object level is ongoing.

The part of the collection that already has been digitized at object level was added to the Netherlands Biodiversity API (NBA) and is accessible through the BioPortal. Additionally, the NBA can be accessed using nbaR, a specially developed client for the statistics- and analytics-language R. The API and BioPortal also give access to taxon information from the Catalogue of Life and the Dutch Species Register.

In order to present a more complete view on this dashboard, additional data sources have been used to present some totals for the entire collection.

Please note the distinction between the use on this page of the word 'specimen', which refers to individual specimen objects, and the term 'specimen record', which refers to a specimen record registered in the NBA.


Collection categories by specimen count
Entomology 17.539.608
Mollusca 8.145.273
Paleontology 7.608.976
Higher plants 4.897.385
Evertebrates 1.611.028
2D materials 625.500
Lower plants 545.138
Mineralogy and petrology 446.389
Birds 388.598
Reptiles and amphibians 81.835
Mammals 77.442
Fish 9.089
Specimen records per Dutch province
Gelderland 219.292 (19.19%)
Noord-Holland 179.977 (15.75%)
Zuid-Holland 165.439 (14.48%)
Limburg 151.703 (13.28%)
Noord-Brabant 101.103 (8.85%)
Zeeland 78.654 (6.88%)
Overijssel 59.364 (5.2%)
Utrecht 56.316 (4.93%)
Friesland 45.512 (3.98%)
Drenthe 45.246 (3.96%)
Groningen 14.141 (1.24%)
Flevoland 7.916 (0.69%)
Number of registered specimen records per Dutch province.
Registered specimen records per country (without The Netherlands)
Country top 10
Indonesia 938.131
Malaysia 223.309
France 206.692
United States Of America 155.842
Germany 154.791
Papua New Guinea 152.724
Spain 151.603
Australia 138.839
Brazil 126.676
Surinam 112.163
Type status records per collection
Botany (86.008 total)
isotype 38.176
type 14.625
holotype 14.320
syntype 8.528
lectotype 2.950
 
Mollusca (12.754 total)
paratype 7.787
holotype 2.201
syntype 2.064
paralectotype 518
lectotype 180
 
Hymenoptera (12.597 total)
syntype 10.484
paratype 1.234
holotype 343
type 287
paralectotype 195
 
Chelicerata and Myriapoda (12.307 total)
paratype 10.886
holotype 954
type 364
allotype 120
lectotype 36
 
Crustacea (7.772 total)
paratype 3.677
holotype 1.770
syntype 1.206
type 377
allotype 309
 
Paleontology Invertebrates (5.857 total)
syntype 3.496
paralectotype 1.913
paratype 1.243
holotype 1.031
type 74
 
The 6 top-most sub-collections in terms of the total number of specimens with a type status,
plus the 5 most frequently occurring type statuses in that sub-collection.
Top 15 collectors
BK Boom
50.969 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Jongmans
40.808 registered specimen records in 5 collections
JF Maxwell
38.274 registered specimen records in 1 collection
SH Koorders
33.845 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Stud biol Rheno-Trai in itinere
28.197 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Wilde, WJJO de; Wilde-Duyfjes, BEE de
25.820 registered specimen records in 1 collection
JL van Soest
25.214 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJM Leeuwenberg
25.210 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJGH Kostermans
24.553 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Ellis
24.257 registered specimen records in 7 collections
M. & R. Daams Freudenthal
23.246 registered specimen records in 1 collection
EVERTS
22.541 registered specimen records in 1 collection
FJ Breteler
21.637 registered specimen records in 1 collection
M. Freudenthal
18.488 registered specimen records in 4 collections
Top 15 collectors having the most specimen records registered to their name, plus the collections they've contributed to.